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Diana Lustig
Loaded Pork Nacho's from Raging Cajun Smoking Barbecue. (From Arizona Barbecue Festival 2013 at Salt River Fields slideshow)
Arizona Barbecue Festival
Saturday, April 5

This Saturday the "Biggest Honky Tonk in Town," the fifth annual Arizona Barbecue Festival will take over Scottsdale's Salt River Fields. The event will bring together more than 25 top barbecue purveyors, local restaurants, and numerous bars for an event that expects to draw more than 15,000 people. Attendees can look forward to 'cue from Little Miss BBQ, Honey Bears, Piggly's, Tom's BBQ, Whiskey Ranch, Sally's, Steel City BBQ, Montana BBQ, Ragin' Cajun and more, as well as bacon creations from Pig & Pickle, Oink Café, Over Easy, and Crepe Bar at the festival's new Bacon Zone. Other entertainment will include chef demos, live music, and the Redneck Games Arena with contests such as arm wrestling, watermelon seed spitting, bobbing for pig's feet, and keg rolling. Admission costs $12 and parking is free. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the party ends at 8 p.m. For more information visit the Arizona BBQ Festival website.

See also: The Arizona BBQ Festival and The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Location Info


Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Public Market Cafe

14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

SouthBridge Fashion District

Camelback Road and New Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Clever Koi

4236 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Scott, I don't see the Arizona Backyard Brew & Boil on here. FAIL.

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